Week 16 in our Homeschool
Bible: We finished up the first packet of lessons (1-26) from Bible Study Guide for All Ages. The packet ended with the wise men's visit to Jesus and Joseph taking his family to flee to Egypt, and then young Jesus' visit to the temple. I like BSGFAA but sometimes feel like the children pay more attention to what they are supposed to be completing in the packet rather then listening to the Bible reading.
Read Aloud: We finished our biography on Ronald Reagan and started our yearly reading of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. In the evening we are reading The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe and Dragonspell.
History: We are trying to finish up America's Story before Christmas break and read through chapters 21,22, and 23.
Science: We finished reading Lesson 9 in Apologia Anatomy. There were not any fun experiments or activities to go along with this lesson but we still need to finish up the notebooking activities.
Music Appreciation: We completed chapter 21 in Music Appreciation I on Peter and the Wolf. Several years ago when Christian was around 4 years old, we reviewed Peter and the Wolf from Maestro Classics. He loved it! So much so that he was heartbroken when something happened to the CD and we couldn't listen to it anymore so I purchased a download of it. A few months later, he started having bad dreams about wolves and we stopped lirstening to it. This was the first time we have heard it since then. It was very familiar to him and the first time the girls had ever listened to it.
Spelling/Reading: The boys started step 4 of AAS Level 6 but did not get it finished since Anthony was sick. Emmie completed lessons 24, 25, and 26 in AAR Level 2. She is still struggling a bit with remembering when to read short vowel vs.long vowel sounds but we will still keep working at it.
Language Arts: The boys started lesson 6 in IEW SWI A on The Boy Who Cried Wolves (our wolf theme this week was not intentional.) Christian finished his key paper, but Anthony did not. Emmie completed 4 lessons in LLFLE. Lily did chapter two of Little House in the Big Woods in the Prairie Primer and AJTL Binder Builder. One of her activities was to make butter. She did one day of Hake/Saxon Grammar which btw she very strongly dislikes.
Math: 2 days of math for Anthony in Rod and Staff 7. Lily and Emmie completed 4 lessons in MLFLE and Christian completed 6 lessons in his MLFLE trying to get finished with book 5 before Christmas break.
Art: One of the activities from the Binder Builder was to do Jack Frost pictures using Epsom Salts so Christian and Emmie joined Lily in this activity.
Other Activities This Week
|Liam has been a good little napper for his Mimi|
Monday we worked decorating the tree and I had Mom's Night Out.
|Alex played us Holly Jolly Christmas while we decorated until I needed his tallness|
Tuesday We were supposed to be working on a parade float which was cancelled at the very last minute (after we were already there) and the girls had gymnastics.
Wednesday We had Kid's Club and Children's Choir
Thursday was piano and dance.
Friday was supposed to be our STEM co-op which was cancelled because of weather. Art and I went and had a movie date.
Saturday was supposed to be the parade which was postponed until next week. I really wanted to go to Christmas and Candlelight at Old Washington, but not enough to go in the nasty weather. So it ended up being a stay at home day, which was nice. Nick and Lily worked on his ugly Christmas sweater and Alex, Lily, Emmie, and Christian decorated this year's gingerbread house.
Sunday Children's Choir sang (and signed) Away in a Manger in church and the boys have a youth Christmas Party.
I hope you had a great week!